Stand Up Poet - Educator - Playwright - Trickster God

Photography credit, Ray Roberts (@RayRoberts

Connor Macleod is a writer, performer, compère and all-round radical dude based in Bristol and Bath. From humble beginnings performing comedy poems, written on napkins or plagiarised from Tim Key, in student union open mic nights, he has since flourished into a barely categorisable performer. Since the "Summer of Shattered Hearts" (Edinburgh Fringe 2016 was wild), he has since gone on to be a 2017 Poetry Rivals Highly Commended Finalist, a 2018 Hammer and Tongue National Finalist, and a member of Bath Spa's 2018 Unislam Runner Up Team. Basically he's everyone's second favourite poet. Most recently he's been enjoying writing poetry brimming with comedic introspection and riddled with twisting narratives. He was called "the M. Night Shyamalan of poetry" at an event in January and is still working out if that was a compliment or an insult.


When he's not speaking words at strangers for validation, Connor is studying as a Masters of Research student at Bath Spa University. On top of developing a pilot for a new model for teaching performance poetry at undergraduate level, Connor also hosts performance poetry nights in Bristol and Bath and is having his first play, #Gunsh0w, produced in association with the Bristol Old Vic. He also does bits and bobs of acting, running workshops in schools and universities and is learning the ukulele. Dreamy right?

If you have an event that could do with a injection of anarchic comedy, quiet heartbreak, or you need a host or workshop leader then Connor Macleod really cannot recommend Connor Macleod enough!


Photography credit, Ray Roberts (@RayRoberts

Photography credit, Ray Roberts (@RayRoberts


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